Osayi Ogieva

  • Panelist

Osayi holds a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP) designation from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) and has over a decade of experience advancing and integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles and processes within healthcare, academic, and not-for-profit organizations. She worked for eight years in Alberta Health Services as a Senior Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion in the Employee Relations unit and as a Diversity Coordinator in the Primary Care and Chronic Disease Management unit. She presently works for Canadian Blood Services and joined the organization in 2022 as Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and was promoted in 2023 to Associate Director of DEI.

Through her education and professional experiences, Osayi is skilled at supporting workplace discrimination through an application of human rights legislation and DEI perspectives; patient and employee advocacy, stakeholder engagement; community engagement; psychological safety; program design and execution; facilitating effective internal and external partnerships; establishing DEI principles and values in policies, practices and processes; equity audit; data collection through surveys and focus groups; education and training; and providing learning, advise and capacity-building to employees and leaders on DEI matters related to hiring practices, strategic planning, and policy development.

Osayi holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, a Certificate of Infection Prevention and Control from Queens University in Ontario, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Igbinedion University in Nigeria. She is a PROSCI Change Management Practitioner and has a Foundations Certificate in Public Participation from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). Osayi is in the active process of completing an Advanced Certificate of Leadership at the University of Alberta.